Companies And Private Citizens Can Both Participate in Green Living

Posted by on Aug 19th, 2011 and filed under Renewable Energy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Harvest Power is a new company not likely to be known to folks outside the circle of green living practitioners. Harvest Power specializes in creating syngas and biogas from organic waste products, amongst others food rubbish, leftover wood, and green waste. Conversion into natural gas, heat and electrical energy are all possibilities. Hopefully Harvest Power will simply be the first of businesses who will take disposed organic materials to produce soil enriching products and also producing renewable energy. The more companies dealing with waste in this fashion, the better for the Earth.

One of the best products of Harvest Power is its compost product that can be added to the soil increasing nutrients and organic material. An important benefit is that compost contains a whole spectrum of essential plant nutrients. Adding organic compost to the soil instead of chemical substance fertilizers allows for the growth of more nutritious foods. Adding compost to your garden is going to supply you with a healthy garden, and the reason you would want that is because it will give you a better you. An additional advantage is that water consumption is reduced through the addition of organic compost. Compost encourages the roots of the plants to grow longer, prompting better water retention.

We all gain from using compost rather than synthetic fertilizers. Chemical based fertilizer damage the planet, fouling groundwater, contributing to disproportionate levels of nitrogen, and making our soil more acid – these are all avoided by the use of organic compost instead. The presence of trace minerals, and insects and other organisms that are healthy for the soil, are enhanced when compost is added. Because cropland has been losing topsoil, it is crucial to use composting to bring the soil back to natural balance. If we want to live in a sustainable fashion, it’s crucial to have healthy soil.

More green things that are being done by Harvest Power include engineered fuels, renewable energy, and anaerobic digestion. Anaerobic digesters use processes in which micro-organisms decompose putrefiable material, creating biogas. All in all, the company’s activities create many benefits, like the creation of jobs in greening business organizations, finding better ways to utilize waste than in landfills, reducing the use of chemicals, restoring soil to a healthy state and producing renewable, clean energy. If only the planet was a concern of all business enterprises and they embraced green ways of doing business. What if ordinary people installed a home wind turbine, or as it is sometimes called, a home wind generator and cut drastically their dependence on power company energy typically produced by fuel?

We have to all try to be more “green” in the myriad of small ways that are possible. For example, many parents tell their kids not to waste food. Yet worldwide, massive amounts of food are still being wasted. It’s incredibly unfortunate that roughly half of all food produced goes to waste before it can be eaten up (as estimated by a a company based in Stockholm). In the United States alone, the cast out food is valued at $48.3 billion. And that’s merely the food discarded, without including the wastage of water. The same study found that 40 trillion liters of water yearly are wasted in America. Sufficient for half a billion people. We can do something to conserve our water resources.

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